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Noel Ortega

Noel Ortega is the coordinator of the New Economy Working Group (NEWGroup), which is a partnership between YES! Magazine, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), and the People-Centered Development Forum (PCDForum). We believe the basic design elements of the New Economy are largely known. It remains, however, to pull them together into a coherent, compelling, and accessible story of possibility, backed by a practical action agenda and popular education campaign. This is the work NEWGroup seeks to advance through working partnerships with the many progressive groups that seek to create a world that works for all. Our intention is to articulate what is necessary and desirable without regard to what is currently politically feasible, and then to contribute to creating the conditions that make the necessary and desirable politically inevitable.